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  • 6.16 Unemployment Rates
     
  • 6.17 Free/Reduced Lunch
     
  • 6.18 Food Stamp Recipients
     
  • 6.19 Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
     
  • 6.20 Low Educational Attainment
     
  • 6.21 Single Parent Family Households
     
  • 6.22 Total Poverty and by Age
  • 6.25 Families with Children in Poverty
     
  • 6.26 Health Insurance Status
     
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    Community Risk Factors: Extreme Social and Economic Deprivation


    Total Poverty and by Age
    Poverty can be calculated for the total population or subsets of the population.  It can be expressed as a count of persons or as a percent of the population. The poverty statistics presented via this page come from the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) [http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/index.html]  SAIPE provides annual estimates of income and poverty statistics for all school districts, counties, and states.   This data is used for planning, administration, and distribution of funding for many federal, state and local programs.  From the main page, select the option for SAIPE Interactive Data Tool [http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/data/interactive/#].   You can select the year, the state, and one or more counties or school districts, the type of data you want, and create maps and track trends.

    Looking at the total population of persons living in a place, the poverty rate can be expressed as the number or count of persons living in poverty or as the percent of the total population in poverty.  Looking at the population of persons living in poverty, it can be very useful to know their ages. 

    The SAIPE provides the following county and state estimates:
    • Total number of people living in poverty
    • Number of related children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty
    • Number of children under age 18 in poverty
    • Median household income

    The SAIPE provides the following school district estimates:
    • Total population
    • Number of children ages 5 to 17
    • Number of related children ages 5 to 17 in families in poverty

    Another source of poverty data is the Indiana Youth Institute Kids Count in Indiana report.